The Conyers Police Department is offering a glimpse into the world of law enforcement for teens and young adults ages 14-20 with its first Junior Police Academy, July 16-20.
The free, inaugural CPD Junior Police Academy will run for one week, July 16-20, culminating with graduation and a cookout on Saturday, July 21. The daily sessions will occur 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and take place in the Conyers Police Department training room at 1194 Scott Street.
Academy participants will learn about the various divisions of the CPD, learn self-defense techniques and identify fingerprints in a mock crime scene. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will assist with a tour of the Rockdale County Jail and the Georgia State Patrol will participate in a session to teach students about teen traffic laws and alcohol awareness.
“We have found that the law enforcement field is one that fascinates young people,” said Chief of Police Gene Wilson. “The knowledge they can soak up firsthand from our officers, Explorer Unit and graduates of the Citizen Police Academy who are volunteering for the Junior Police Academy may be the key to introducing them to a career in law enforcement.”
There is no cost for students to participate in the Junior Police Academy. The academy is limited to the first 20 applicants that meet the requirements of being between the ages of 14-20 and a resident of Rockdale County.
To request an application, contact CPD Sgt. Peggy Dunn at 678-374-5603 to request an application. Applications are due by July 10.
For more information, visit the Conyers Police Department website at www.conyerspolice.com.